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Guest photographer Theresa Smith brings us this photo from a “Burn To Learn” training exercise the Stayton Fire Department held a couple of days ago a little bit outside of Stayton. Theresa tends to get a front row seat to these events as she and her husband both volunteer with the department (he’s a firefighter and they are both awesome).
The Stayton Fire Department did a Fill The Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association yesterday on the corner of 1st Ave. and Washington St. They raised at least $5000, which is awesome. Firefighters are awesome. The people who donated are awesome.
I took a bunch of photos, so peruse the thumbnails below and click on them to see them larger. All of them are captioned, and may even be somewhat accurate, but no promises.
In an effort to stop posting photos of Christmas lights and decorations, I dug back into my photo archives and found this photo I took earlier this month at the Stayton Fire Department on Ida St. The hat (helmet? I’m not sure which term fits better) belongs to Jack Carriger, the fire chief at the department.
We have a treat today — Stayton firefighter Matt Aalto submitted this photo of the Ladder 80 fire truck decorated in Christmas lights. Matt also included a description of how it was made:
We have been taking our 105 foot aerial ladder all over the place this season to show off our lighting display and spread the Christmas cheer! We will have it in the community a few more times before the season is over. Attached is a photo recently taken at the Keizer Festival of Lights parade. There are over 4000 lights, 35 extension cords, a signing Santa on the front and a 7ft tall Santa on back, 1 audio receiver, 1 computer, 2 Light O’ Rama control towers all connected with Ethernet and power cables. There are 8 programmed songs and a few hundred feet of insulated wiring. 4 weather proof speakers and a Honda generator are all involved in making the lights work. The project was completed by the staff and volunteers and has over 100 man hours involved. Our biggest challenge was to keep the Ladder in service at all times. In the event of an emergency, the Ladder can be made ready to fight fire in less than a minute even in the middle of a light show!
We hope that you have a great Christmas!
Thank you, Matt! And thanks to all the firefighters in the Stayton area, and all over the planet. You guys and gals are simply awesome.
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Today is part 2 of the Santa Cruise-In car show, held at the Stayton Fire Department on Saturday (see also: part 1). I will be posting one more part tomorrow, so come back for more cars and stuff.
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Here’s part 1 of the photos from the Santa Cruise-In car show held at the Stayton Fire Department on Saturday. I took a lot of photos, so this is stretch out for a few days.
Click on each thumbnail below to see it larger. There are a lot of cars, a Santa Claus, and more cars. Come back tomorrow to see even more.
Yesterday several holiday events happened around Stayton. I attended the Toys For Joy Santa Cruise-In car show and breakfast at the Stayton Fire Department, and the Christmas and Craft Bazaar at the Stayton Middle School. I took a lot of pictures, so I’ll be posting them over the next handful of days.
Note: I didn’t make the Christmas tree lighting last night, because I was practically falling asleep sitting at my computer, so if anyone has photos, please send them along (sitespecialwebcom) and I’ll post them here. Thanks!
Today’s photos are from the breakfast and Toys For Joy drive inside the fire department. Click on the thumbnails below to see more photos.
Tomorrow, I’ll have photos from either the car show or the craft bazaar, so come back then.